Pebble Mine

Agency's Office of Investigation says it's responding to congressional requests and hotline complaints alleging a biased process leading to a Pebble veto.

An Interview with Pebble CEO Tom Collier

May 2, 2014

Pebble CEO Tom Collier sat down with KDLG's Dave Bendinger to talk about Pebble's response to the EPA, recent challenges, and the outlook for the future.

(Interview 5.2.14)

Breakdown of interview:

State of Alaska

The State of Alaska has formally responded to the EPA about the use of the 404-C authority to stop development of the proposed Pebble Mine. The deadline was Tuesday and the State of Alaska’s response came in the form of a lengthy letter from Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty. He didn’t mince words.

The Pebble Partnership Responds to the EPA

Apr 30, 2014

The Pebble Limited Partnership has formally responded to the EPA’s decision to initiate a process to stop the issuance of permits for the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

SOS Sponsors Will Appeal Judge's Ruling

Apr 28, 2014

Sponsors say Judge Suddock erred when overturning SOS Inititative, and they hope the Supreme Court will agree.


The Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives recently weighed in on the decision by Rio Tinto to get out of the Pebble Mine project. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Jason Sear

14 sportsman’s and conservation groups have come out in opposition to legislation introduced in Congress that would take away a power currently held by the EPA that the agency intends to use in the Bristol Bay region. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Reaction to Rio Tinto's Divestment Decision

Apr 9, 2014

This week’s announcement that Rio Tinto is giving away its 19-percent stake in Northern Dynasty Minerals is drawing praise from several of opponents of the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.


Several groups dedicated to stopping development of the proposed Pebble Mine are criticizing Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator for supporting legislation that would limit a power the EPA is using to stop development of the mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.

Rio Tinto Gives Up on the Pebble Mine

Apr 7, 2014

The effort to develop the massive gold and copper resource in the Bristol Bay region known as the Pebble Deposit took another major hit Monday. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Rio Tinto Divests of Northern Dynasty, Donates Shares

Apr 7, 2014

Company makes charitable donation of its 18+million shares to the Alaska Community Foundation and BBNC's Education Foundation.


The man who has come to be the face of the Pebble Limited Partnership made a presentation Monday in Juneau to the members of the Senate Resources Committee. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Joe Manchin

A couple of U.S. Senators have introduced legislation that would limit the ability of the EPA to preemptively veto the issuance of permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. If approved it might impact the EPA’s actions in regards to the proposed Pebble Mine.

Darrell Issa

The Oversight and Government Reform Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has subpoenaed the EPA for documents about the proposed Pebble Mine. The subpoenas were issued by committee chairman Darrell Issa from California.

The initiative supersedes the state's constitutionally-backed natural resources policy, according to Judge John Suddock's ruling Wednesday.